Amtrak just launched a deal on its sleeper roomettes and is offering a buy-one-get-one-free discount this summer. This means that when one traveler books a roomette accommodation, the second traveler can travel for free.
The roomette offers two seats that convert into beds for sleeping. It also offers a large window, a private bathroom and even a shower. Guests will also enjoy fresh towels and linens. In addition, those in private rooms can enjoy free lounge access at major stations, priority boarding along with free meals while on board.
Like with many deals, this buy-one-get-one offer only lasts a limited time. If you want to book, you must do so by July 17, though it's valid for travel between July 13 through September 30 of this year. The deal is subject to availability, and you have to book, at minimum, three days in advance. It also isn't available on the auto train.
If you want to enjoy this discount, remember to enter the code V306 when booking via the Amtrak app or website. If you are planning to travel via Amtrak, make sure to wear face coverings both at the stations and on trains, though if you are in a private room, you can go without a face mask.
Amtrak roomette accommodations are available across the national network on the following trains: California Zephyr, Capitol Limited, Cardinal, City of New Orleans, Coast Starlight, Crescent, Empire Builder, Lake Shore Limited, Silver Service, Southwest Chief, Sunset Limited and Texas Eagle.
Like airlines, Amtrak has made a host of changes due to the coronavirus pandemic. For starters, Amtrak is waiving cancellation and change fees for reservations made by August 31, 2020. It is also limiting ticket sales in order to maintain social distancing between travelers. Amtrak has also enhanced its cleaning and disinfecting procedures and now has protective barriers at stations to reduce contact between travelers and employees.